2014, XVIII, 424 p. 283 illus., 9 illus. in color.
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Covers a wide range of topics within applied dynamic analysis
Presents up-to-date knowledge with the aim of allowing for its direct application
All chapters are addressed to practitioner engineers, researchers, and university students
This book presents up-to-date knowledge of dynamic analysis in engineering world. To facilitate the understanding of the topics by readers with various backgrounds, general principles are linked to their applications from different angles. Special interesting topics such as statistics of motions and loading, damping modeling and measurement, nonlinear dynamics, fatigue assessment, vibration and buckling under axial loading, structural health monitoring, human body vibrations, and vehicle-structure interactions etc., are also presented. The target readers include industry professionals in civil, marine and mechanical engineering, as well as researchers and students in this area.